Working Together During Social Distancing

Amy Shack Egan, the owner of Modern Rebel, a wedding planning business in Dumbo, Brooklyn, is not exactly a sports fan. But in mid-April she watched the Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance” with her husband. What was shaping up to be the darkest Brooklyn wedding season in memory suddenly looked brighter. “Somebody said to…

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What’s Involved in a Mommy Makeover?

Having one child or multiple children has a big effect on a woman’s body. Childbearing involves the body going through many changes to accommodate the woman’s needs as well as the needs of the developing baby. Many of the changes that come along with that can go on long after having had the children. For…

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Are Magnetic or Glue Lashes More Comfortable?

As technology progresses, we’re seeing more innovative ideas than ever. One such to come along fairly recently is that of magnetic false lashes. The idea is that you no longer have to mess with glues or adhesives to get comfortable lashes. It’s supposed to be quick, painless, and easy. But could it really be so…

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What Shapes Do Acrylic Nails Come In?

Maybe your first experience with acrylic nails was in high school; you got treated to a “full set” for prom, or maybe some other special event. Chances are, the one and only shape on the menu was squared off and definitely painted French. Times have changed and now the options for nail shapes are numerous.…

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Goodbye, Pedicures. Hello, Peels.

As quarantining à deux goes, you could do worse than Jamil Moen and Robin Linn. The couple has been staying positive and busy at home in Culver City, Calif., with pursuits both shared (classic film screenings, head-shaving sessions) and individual. Mr. Moen, who is the brand director of the Honest Company, is committed to working…

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How to Create an Outdoor Room

If you are fortunate enough to have a terrace, a porch or some backyard space, spending a lot of time at home can be a much nicer experience. But how you design that space makes all the difference. “A lot of times, you’ll see a beautiful garden with very organized furniture, which looks pretty, but…

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Heading Outdoors for a Socially Distant Getaway? Try These Apps

Planning to escape to the great outdoors for a socially distant summer? There are a few apps you may want to download before you go. After all, the tools below won’t just help you travel from here to there, they’ll help you get off the beaten paths in national parks, learn about road and trail…

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5 Measures That May Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Five behaviors are associated with a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study in Neurology suggests, and the more of them you follow, the lower your risk. Researchers used detailed diet and lifestyle information from two databases, one of 1,845 people whose average age was 73, the other of 920 people whose average age…

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Why Obsessive K-Pop Fans Are Turning Toward Political Activism

In certain corners of the internet, the organizing prowess of K-pop fans — the typically young and diverse international enthusiasts of Korean pop music who congregate daily on social media — has long been the stuff of legend: Through coordinated group action, so-called fan armies of acts like BTS and Blackpink make sure that their…

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First COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa begins

The first clinical trial in South Africa and on the continent for a Covid-19 vaccine was announced today, 23 June 2020, at a virtual press conference hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits). The South African Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA-Trial aims to find a vaccine that will prevent infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that…

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